US Admits Claims of Taliban Decline Were False
How hopeless is the Empire's project in creating a friendly regime in Afghanistan? So far, it's the same ripping success the Soviet Union enjoyed in the land that is known as the killer of empires. And all the spin and fabrication in the world isn't about to change that:
The claim that Taliban attacks are dropping in Afghanistan, the single piece of data backing up NATO claims of “progress” in the protracted occupation and indeed the centerpiece of President Obama’s re-election campaign speeches related to foreign policy, has turned out to be completely false, Pentagon officials admitted today. The data, which seems to have formed the basis for much of NATO’s occupation strategy, was ultimately the result of a “clerical error” that officials attributed to the Afghan military turning in certain forms late.This story is just priceless. It not only tells us the Empire's mouthpieces routinely lie to us, but most shocking of all, it reveals how laughably inept the puppet Afghan regime actually is. And if you need further proof, check this out. Warning: You may gag at the sight of your tax dollars being shoveled into a bottomless pit: "He's got his helmet on backwards!" "What kind of cigarette is that?"